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'''Ulysses S. Grant''' (born '''Hiram Ulysses Grant'''; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the List of Presidents of the United States|18th President of the United States (1869–77). As Commanding General of the United States Army (1864–69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederate States of America|Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction Era|Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the History of the United States Republican Party|Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African American|African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity nationwide. His presidency has often come under criticism for protecting corrupt associates and in his second term...
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